More Democrats opposing Mills on COVID

Janet Mills says she did a good job handling the COVID pandemic. She’s wrong, and yesterday we sent you examples of Democrat party activists in Hancock County (the exact people who should most support her) criticizing her for her COVID failures.

Today, we’d like to remind you that her COVID initiatives have faced opposition from other members of her own party as well.

For example, Auburn Senator Dr. Ned Claxton, a Democrat who ran Central Maine Medical Center’s family residency program for 8 years, opposed Gov. Mills’ vaccine mandate policy due to its impact on CMMC staffing levels. CMMC was forced to limit health care access because it lost so many employees due to Mills’ mandate.

From the Bangor Daily News:

Maine Senate Minority Leader Jeff Timberlake, R-Turner, and Sen. Ned Claxton, D-Auburn, who were on a Friday call with hospital leaders, said members of the regional delegation are planning to petition Mills to consider a testing option for unvaccinated workers and to explore ways to provide aid to the hospital ahead of the deadline.”

“There have been rare instances where a patient has picked up COVID from hospitals, thanks to the safety precautions staff take,” Claxton said“If everyone is wearing face shields and gowns, do we really need to be pushing the mandate so hard?”

Of course, not long after Claxton’s comments and the CMMC health care access problem, Mills started allowing COVID-positive health care workers into Maine facilities because the staffing situation she caused was so bad. And later, the Mills administration lied about it. It doesn’t take a PhD to see that Mills’ vaccine policy failed.

More examples to come.

Janet Mills’s handling of COVID hurt Mainers. And members of her own party agree with us.

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